The 2018 Daytona 500 is at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18.
It has been a long time since NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. at long last won the race that had evaded him such a significant number of times.
In 1986 Earnhardt was in the number one spot at that point came up short on gas with three laps remaining.
In 1990, he drove 155 laps previously blowing a tire with only a half of a lap remaining.
In 1993, he drove 107 laps at that point was passed by Dale Jarrett in the last lap.
In 1997, he flipped his auto with only 12 laps to go.
In 1989 he completed third.
Also, he completed second in 1984, 1993, 1995 and 1996.
Earnhardt had won seven NASCAR titles and 76 races.
His last was the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, 2001, when on the last lap he passed on as the aftereffect of a collide with a holding divider subsequent to reaching Ken Schrader and Sterling Marlin.
Earnhardt was 49 years of age when he kicked the bucket.